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Middle East Roundup: February 17, 2017

Gallup poll: 71% of Americans view Israel favorably (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Although an increasing number of Americans oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state, a new Gallup poll shows the U.S. public is divided over that issue. Currently, 45 percent of Americans say they support the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the […]

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Middle East Roundup: January 31, 2017

Israel and Turkey renew diplomatic dialogue for first time in 6 years (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General Yuval Rotem will visit Turkey next week in a move meant to renew dialogue between Jerusalem and Ankara for the first time in six years. Rotem is scheduled to meet with his Turkish counterpart […]

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Middle East Roundup: January 30, 2017

  PBS map Diplomatic spat opens between Israel and Mexico after Netanyahu tweet on walls (JNS.org) The ongoing U.S.-Mexico tension over a border wall extended to Israel following a tweet by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that commented on Israel’s successful fence along its border with Egypt. “President Trump is right,” Netanyahu tweeted Saturday night. “I […]

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Middle East Roundup: January 24, 2017

Obama reportedly released $221 million to Palestinians in final hours of presidency (JNS.org) In its waning hours, the Obama administration reportedly transferred $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) that had been blocked by Republican members of Congress. According to a State Department official and several congressional aides, former President Barack Obama’s departing administration formally […]

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Middle East Roundup: January 17, 2017

Official from anti-IDF group Breaking the Silence: shooting Israeli soldiers ‘not terrorism’ (JNS.org) An official from Breaking the Silence (BtS), a left-wing NGO that publicizes the testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in order to spread criticism of the Israeli military, was reportedly caught saying that he does not consider shooting IDF soldiers […]

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Middle East Roundup: January 16, 2017

Gaza’s Palestinian residents angered by Hamas’s failure to address energy crisis (JNS.org) Residents of the Gaza Strip are angered by the failure of Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that governs their territory, to address the area’s severe energy crisis. Gaza’s recent power shortage has left residents with only three to four hours of electricity per […]

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Middle East Roundup: January 10, 2017

Poll: majority of Israelis support settlement building, believe Obama ‘unfriendly’ to Israel (JNS.org) A new survey published in the aftermath of the United Nations Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements, which passed after the Obama administration refused to veto the measure, says that 62 percent of Israeli Jews support continued settlement building and 57 percent […]

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Middle East Roundup: January 9, 2017

Israeli security cabinet orders IDF to raze home of Jerusalem terrorist (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s diplomatic-security cabinet approved several security measures in the wake of the Jerusalem truck-ramming attack that killed four Israeli soldiers and wounded at least 16 Sunday. Israeli government ministers voted unanimously to order the Israel Defense Forces to raze terrorist […]

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Middle East Roundup: January 3, 2017

Jewish Home leader Bennett announces plans to annex Ma’aleh Adumim (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett announced Monday that his party is planning to draft a bill to annex the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’aleh Adumim. The community is located east of Jerusalem, beyond the 1967 lines. Bennett’s announcement coincided with a Knesset […]

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Middle East Roundup: December 30, 2016

Israeli security forces prevent stabbing attack near Jerusalem (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem foiled a terrorist attack Friday morning. The terrorist was arrested and there were no injuries reported among the Israeli troops. According to available details, a Palestinian woman who arrived at the checkpoint on […]

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Middle East Roundup: December 20, 2016

Israeli tourist among those injured in Berlin Christmas market attack (JNS.org) An Israeli tourist was among those injured in Monday’s terror attack on a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, in which 12 people were killed and 50 others were injured when a tractor-trailer plowed into the market. The Israeli Foreign Ministry confirmed Tuesday that an […]

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Middle East Roundup: December 19, 2016

Tunisia suspects foreign involvement in slaying of Hamas drone expert (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Tunisian government claims it has found evidence of foreign involvement in the assassination of the head of the Hamas terror group’s drone program, Mohammed Alzoari, outside his home in eastern Tunisia last week. Following an emergency meeting Sunday, the government […]

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Middle East Roundup: December 13, 2016

  Netanyahu embarks on historic visit to Muslim allies Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan (JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Tuesday for a historic visit to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, two Muslim-majority nations, in an effort to bolster ties with the Central Asian former Soviet Republics. In Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku, Netanyahu met with President Ilham Aliyev, […]

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Middle East Roundup: December 12, 2016

Netanyahu: ‘various ways’ I can work with Trump to roll back Iran nuclear deal (JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he has “about five” ideas in mind for how to roll back the Iranian nuclear deal once President-elect Donald Trump takes office. “There are ways, various ways of undoing [the deal],” Netanyahu said in […]

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